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New York : As the world continues to grapple with the coronavirus, decades of advances made in the battle against HIV are under threat, noted two UN agencies on Monday, point out that disruptions to treatment could cause hundreds of thousands of HIV-related deaths. more
Empowering people living with HIV ‘will end the epidemic’, says AIDS agency chief

New York: When people living with HIV actively participate in their own care, new infections decline and more affected people access treatment, according to a new report launched on Tuesd ...

Global community pledges $14 billion to step up fight against AIDS, tuberculosis and malaria

New York: Donors have pledged just over $14 billion for the next three years to save 16 million lives and help end AIDS, tuberculosis and malaria by 2030.

World response to AIDS epidemic at a ‘critical juncture’

New York,Thirty years after the first World AIDS Day, the HIV response stands at a crossroads,  UN Secretary-General António Guterres has said, marking this year’s comme ...

80 adolescents a day will still die of AIDS by 2030, despite slowdown in epidemic

New York, By 2030, around 80 adolescents will be dying of AIDS every day if “we don’t accelerate progress in preventing transmission,” the head of the United Nations Chi ...

‘Stigma and discrimination still persists’ against people living with HIV – UN labour agency

New York: Although progress in treating people living with HIV has enabled them to work, they continue to face career discrimination, says a new study launched on Thursday by the United N ...

More ‘political commitment’ needed urgently for HIV prevention: UNAIDS chief

New York: As HIV infections continue to rise, UNAIDS — the UN agency leading the global effort to end the public health threat posed by the virus — called on Tuesday for count ...

HIV/AIDS still impacting work and costing billions in lost earnings – new UN agency report

New York: Outlining the economic and social toll HIV and AIDS continues to take on workers around the world, the International Labour Organization (ILO) called on Thursday for an “u ...

UN migration agency expands HIV/AIDS services in South Sudan displacement sites

New York, Nov 9(Just Earth News): Thanks to the recent expansion of HIV/AIDS services conducted by the United Nations migration agency, some 171,000 civilians and their host communities have ...

AIDS-related deaths decline; 19.5 million people on life-saving treatment – UN report

New York, July 20(Just Earth News): The scales have tipped for the first time in the fight against AIDS as more than half of all people living with the HIV virus now have access to treatment ...